MATTHEW 14:28

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.”

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Matthew 14:28 Translation & Meaning

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And δὲ But, and, etc And
Peter Πέτρος A (piece of) rock (larger than G3037); as a name, Petrus, an apostle Peter
answered ἀποκριθεὶς To conclude for oneself, i.e., (by implication) to respond; by Hebraism (compare H6030) to begin to speak (where an address is expected) answered
him αὐτῷ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him
and said, εἶπεν, To speak or say (by word or writing) said
Lord, Κύριε Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) Lord
if εἰ If, whether, that, etc if
it be εἶ, Thou art it be
thou, σὺ Thou thou
bid κέλευσόν "hail"; to incite by word, i.e., order bid
me με Me me
come ἐλθεῖν To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) come
unto πρὸς A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) unto
thee σὲ Thee thee
on ἐπὶ Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc on
the τὰ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
water. ὕδατα Water (as if rainy) literally or figuratively water

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  • 26  And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

  • 27  But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

  • 28  And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.

  • 29  And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.

  • 30  But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.




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